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What if, EPO protects preemies' brains by modifying genes?

Erythropoietin (EPO) helps to protect and repair vulnerable brains though it remains a mystery how the anemia drug does so. Genetic analyses conducted by a multi-institutional research team finds that EPO may work its neuroprotective magic by modifying genes essential for regulating growth and development of nervous tissue as well as genes that respond to inflammation and hypoxia. Findings from the pilot study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180505091809.htm

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More research is needed to find out just exactly why it seems to work etc., but yes, it does sound pretty good so far.
The research may lead to new effective treatments for premature births. Treatments that would ensure proper brain development.
I hope that happens soon.


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